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The Croatia Villas Specialists..

With 20 years of experience of Croatia villas, with an English and Croatian team, we know what makes great Croatia villa holidays. Specialising only in Croatian villas, we handpick our villas and have a superb knowledge of both them and their locations. We are a font of knowledge are here to help and support you with the information and details you need to plan your villa holiday.


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Browse our portfolio of Croatia villas to rent here… Search villas in Croatia or browse villas by location – check out villas in Dubrovnik, Split villas, Brac villas or villas on Hvar Island & Korcula.


Croatia villas in Zaton Bay under the trees
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Location of Croatia Villas in Turquoise bay

Find out more about Croatia beaches & locations, local restaurants, boat trips to islands, chef hire & things to do…


Luxury Croatia villas at dusk

High spec villas in exclusive locations. The most luxurious villas on the Croatian coast… Search for a luxury Croatian villa or browse by location…

Croatia Villas by Location

Explore villas to rent in Croatia by location… Whether you want to explore the Dubrovnik Riviera or are looking for balmy evenings on Dalmatian islands, there are some super locations. See All Villas & Locations...


Croatia villas in Dubrovnik

For villa holidays in Dubrovnik, browse our portfolio of Croatia Dubrovnik villas here…


Croatia villas in the Split area

Check out Split villas Croatia and explore beaches, local restaurants, boat trips to islands and great family excursions…


Brac Croatia villas

Stunning coastline & pristine beaches – explore large villas & family villas in Croatia with private pools on Brac Island…


Croatia villas on Hvar Island

View our handpicked selection of Villas in Hvar with private pool, near Hvar Town, with beautiful views and idyllic sea edge locations…

Need Inspiration? Browse our Collections

Meander though our beautiful Croatia Villa Collections… Are you desperately seeking a Croatia villa, private pool? Or a Beach villa in Croatia? Or are you planning an extended family get together in a Large Croatia villa? Perhaps a small luxury villa in Croatia? Find them all here.. See All Villa Collections…


Croatia villas with pools

Browse villas in Croatia with private pool for your Croatian villa holidays. If the focus of your family villa holiday is the villa pool then you’ll find some great family villas here to catch your eye…


Large Croatia villas

Check out Split villas Croatia and for a large Croatia holiday villa – explore beaches, local restaurants, boat trips to islands and great family excursions…


Child friendly Croatia villas

View our handpicked selection of Croatia family holiday villas and child friendly villas in Croatia with private pools and child friendly elements…


School holiday Croatia villas

Check out which villas in Croatia still have summer School Holiday Availability. Check which Croatia villas are free for your family villa holiday in Croatia…

Villa in Croatia – Consultation Service

Let us help you find your Villa in Croatia

We are always delighted to share our knowledge to help find your ideal villa. Search by date or browse through our extensive portfolio of villas. If you’d like recommendations, feel free to ask. We are often featured in the Press and are always excited to be able to help our guests make the most of their villa holiday in Croatia. By sharing our extensive knowledge, expertise and local contacts on the ground in Croatia we can vastly improve your experience. We are happy to help arrange any extra and bespoke services guests may want. Make use of our Villa Consultation Service and we’ll discuss your likes and requirements with you in order to suggest and recommend some villas that will result in exactly the holiday in Croatia that you’ll love.

Perhaps you want to choose from a list of luxury Croatian villas and every luxurious detail matters. Or perhaps you want barefoot luxury and luxurious simplicity. Luxury Croatia villas are getting better and better in Croatia as are the services on offer in and around them. Luxury Croatia villa, Villa Opus on Korcula Island for example has it all on hand in the most authentic location.


Concierge Services in Croatia

Tailor Made Services for your villa holiday in Croatia…


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Croatia Villas on Mlini beach with blue water

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Plan Your Croatian Villa Holidays

Croatia Gems has a beautiful range of Croatia villas up and down the Croatian coast. With an expert knowledge of Croatia’s locations, villas, and beaches, we are happy to advise on the perfect Croatia villa and location for your Croatia villa holiday. So, feel free to call us for a chat and book your villa in Croatia. Do let us know if you are particularly looking for a luxury villa in Croatia and we will focus our recommendations. Holiday villas Croatia on the Adriatic are waiting for you!

If you haven’t been on villa holidays in Croatia before then you are in for a treat! Click here to find out more about how to start planning a Croatia villa holiday. And browse our top Croatia private villas with pool for some inspiration…

Why Book a Villa in Croatia?

Croatia villas with fantastic locations – Croatia is known for its beautiful coastline, turquoise bays and pristine beaches so it’s worth choosing a villa that allows you to experience the best locations Croatia has. Where luxury villas in Croatia are concerned, Croatia certainly has the wow factor. Indeed, Conde Nast Traveller has been extolling the depth of pleasure to be found at Croatia villas with private pool… Browse our info section to check out Croatia Flights and get the lowdown on the best places for Croatian villas with pools that are booking now. If you need persuading to go for a villa with pool, Croatia will delight you – find out more here. We are happy to recommend the perfect villa in Croatia with private pool or a large Croatia villa – like popular beach Villa Tika on Brac Island.

Where to Start?

Whether you are considering the peak of the summer or Spring and Autumn, we can help advise you on the perfect Croatia family villa holiday. Get the low down on last minute Croatian villas – rent available villas for the summer holidays – check out the latest free weeks and last minute Croatia villas on the beach here. Or if you’re travelling as two families, consider having two side-by-side villas in Croatia with pools! If small villas are your things check out new Villa Sunchani in sought after Cavtat Bay, Dubrovnik – perfect for honeymooners, couples getaways, or small family villa holidays with children. Or why not investigate arriving in style on the Orient Express, now with a link to Split from Zagreb! Maybe spend a few nights in Split before moving on to a sea edge villa for some relaxation. Or a Croatia villa to Rent is perfect if you’d like a holiday in Croatia with grown up kids.

When is the best time for a Holiday to Croatia?

When is the best time to visit Croatia? If you’re chasing the sun, there are some lovely Croatian villa holiday locations for May Half Term and June Sunshine. There are some sublime places for a Spring villa with private pool. Indeed, check out the special offer for Villa Mila, a luxury villa Croatia on Brac. Or ask us about Spring or late summer Croatian villas outside of high season – there are some boutique villas perfect for couples or groups of friends to escape for some September sun. Or book a half term October Croatia Villa Rental.

The holiday season in Croatia starts around Easter with weekend breaks and city breaks mostly. And then, the holiday season proper generally starts on 1st May each year. Then it runs through the summer and finishes finally at the end of October. May is a beautiful time to go and Croatia is usually heating up nicely with lots of sunshine by the end of May. the British half term holiday is perfect timing for the climate and as such does tend to book up early. Indeed, there are some lovely villas in Croatia with private pool for May half term to choose from. June temperatures are wonderful – not too hot but definitely usually beach weather.

What type of Croatia Villa?

Large Villas & Family Villas

What would you like your villa in Croatia holiday to be like? Perhaps you are planning a holiday for a big group with extended family? If so, check out some of the Best Croatia Villas Locations for Families & Groups… Or maybe you’d like to take your grown up children away for a week. Perhaps you have a family with teenagers and are looking for a villa holiday in Croatia to satisfy the whole family. Maybe you have small children or toddlers and need a family villa and location. We can help with Croatia villas with pools, villas near activities,  villas which are child friendly, and villas to please demanding teenagers.

We can recommend a child friendly villa in Croatia or suggest the best family villas in Croatia. Indeed, if you are looking for the perfect family villa in Dubrovnik, check out all our villas in Croatia with pools. Or go straight to School Holiday Villas to see what weeks are free for the upcoming summer season. For example, check out one of our favourite Croatia holiday villas, Villa Godistar with only a few summer holiday dates left now this year… Or, for groups who like to be active on their Croatia holiday, Villa Dream, in Istria, is the perfect villa in Croatia to rent. And if you’re wondering whether to go for a villa or a hotel, Croatia rental villas can give greater flexibility. You’ll also benefit from more variety & practicality which can make for a better holiday all round. Make your money go further with our money saving ideas for your holiday villa with pool in Croatia with these top tips!

Sophisticated Croatian Villas

If you are planning a holiday for a group of friends and would like the perfect place, we can recommend villas for your stay. Whether it be contemporary villas, rustic villas or luxury villas – just ask.  And of course, if you’ve been to Croatia before, we can help you on where to plan your next Croatia villa holiday? If you’re looking for a holiday villa in Croatia on the beachPalm Tree Villa is hard to beat.  Would you like a traditional or contemporary Croatian villa – Check out these luxury Dubrovnik villas which are Yin & Yang! Or there are some superb Dubrovnik villas with views


Croatia Villa Locations

Where to Stay in Croatia?

Close to the UK and with a fantastic Climate, Croatia is known for being a very safe country and so it’s great for families. Indeed a Croatian villa is ideal. It also has fabulous wine so ideal for the grown ups too! So, read more about why a Croatia villa rental ticks so many boxes in our article 10 Good Reasons you should visit Croatia!

Although there is an expansive coastline and many many islands to choose from, there are certain Croatia villas for rent that tick more boxes than others. Let us help you decide with our guide to villa locations in Croatia. Obviously it depends what sort of holiday you’re looking for and whether you have already been to Croatia before; Easy Locations make a world of difference to your Croatia villa holiday with teenagers & little ones. With that in mind, feel free to give us a call for some help with the best places for you. For example, we are often asked for the best 3 bedroom villas in Croatia; The best pool, the best views, walk to everything, the best beaches, the most stunning scenery. And if you are looking for alternative places to visit then here are some ideas for new villa holiday locations for your next vacation.

Dubrovnik Villas & Split Villas

Summer holiday bookings for a villa in Croatia 2024 are well underway and Dubrovnik villas, as always, are the most sought after on the whole Croatian coast… If you are after a luxury villa in Croatia, there are some really sublime Dubrovnik villas for a villa rental, Croatia this summer. If you’re looking at Dubrovnik Villa Turquoise is one of the best Croatian villas to book for this summer. Indeed, for a Dubrovnik Villa – Mlini is a perfect location as there’s no need to hire a car – everything is walkable. Or, if you’d love to explore Split and the fantastic Roman remains of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, you are spoiled for choice with options for wonderful Croatia holidays. And Hvar Town isn’t the only place for cool Croatia villa holidays – Bol Town is hot on its heels for cool appeal for a villa Croatia. Or just forget the sightseeing and connect with your inner Zen at Villas in Croatia

Villas on Croatian Islands

Brac Island, Hvar or Korcula Island, have some idyllic Croatian villas in all each area. Indeed, there are some super Croatia Villas – Rent Chic Island Escapes… After all, who doesn’t dream of escaping to an island? Croatian villas – Pool, Beach, Views – A Great Family Holiday has it all. Check out some of the best family villa holiday locations in Croatia.

Croatia villas near beaches are in demand, along with those that are within walking distance of the best beaches. Of course, so are villas with the most wonderful views, or close to atmospheric old towns. Croatia villas close to the idyllic islands off the coast, with calm, protected bays, are all waiting to be enjoyed! There are some fantastic national parks and Croatia is well known for its natural beauty. Combining a villa holiday in Croatia with a sailing holiday is also a great way to experience the best of the coast.


Types of Croatia Destinations

Easy to Get To Villas

Head for Dubrovnik and Split for some of the best Croatian family villas. Which is better for a Croatia holiday – Dubrovnik or Split? If you haven’t been before, this can be a dilemma in choosing villas to rent in Croatia!  The Split Riviera is one of our favourite locations for a family holiday and a great place for a villa to rent in Croatia. Because the area has so many activities and excursions for all age groups, it’s a fantastic area for families of all ages. Indeed, from small families with young children to extended family groups all sharing a large Croatia villa, it works well. For a Split Croatia holiday get more information on the areas and check out our Location Guide.

Pretty bays and beaches are plentiful and many are within walking distance, or a short drive from villas. And because it’s an easy transfer as Split Airport, it’s a pleasurable trip all round. You’ll find that the airport is only approximately a 20 minute drive from most villas. Sound interesting? For villas in Croatia Split – check out Ciovo, Trogir’s Own Adriatic Island. Discover the delights of the Split and Trogir Riviera’s own island that doesn’t need a ferry to get there! Check out some of the best Croatia family villas to rent here. There are a some particularly good areas with great villas for families and groups to rent around the Trogir area of Split too…

Pretty Croatia Beaches & Bays

Along the Dubrovnik Riviera there are a beautiful selection of houses. According to Conde Nast Traveler (2022 Readers’ Choice Awards), readers have voted Dubrovnik amongst the twelve friendliest cities in Europe so Dubrovnik villas are a winner! But, it’s worth saying that villas here don’t have to be located right by the old town. In fact, there are often more alluring locations value in nearby bays. It depends what you’re into… For example, there are Croatia villas for rent in stunning Zaton near Dubrovnik as well as the other prime bays of Mlini Bay and Cavtat Bay nearby. A Dubrovnik villa is hard to beat and Mlini Bay is one of the best locations for a villa in Croatia with pool.

Great Restaurant Scene

For some of the most sought after villas, Mlini Bay is lovely and has some of the prettiest beaches with a good selection of restaurants. Cavtat Bay, which has a picturesque old town and foodie friendly restaurant scene is also a popular and good choice. From organic, domestic ‘Konoba’s to the Michelin star restaurants, it’s hard not to be impressed by the local restaurants in the Dubrovnik area. Self-catering Croatia villas are a great way to make the most of the local food scene. Check out some of the past Croatia ‘Dobri Restorani’ award winning Croatia restaurants here!

Plenty of Activities

The Dubrovnik Riviera has lots to do with boat trips to islands and of course, the incredible Dubrovnik Cable Car with wonderful views of Dubrovnik Old Town.. Villas in Croatia are great as a base for some super outdoor activities!

Split is a great area for teenagers with plenty of activities. Zadar is another area to explore from a Split or Trogir villa. The Zadar Sea Organ is a must. Or perhaps you are heading to the Croatia Yacht Show taking place in Zadar this October?  Additionally, there are also some well located, super villas in Croatia to rent on Peljesac Peninsula. Certainly, this area is all the more accessible now with the Peljesac Bridge in place. If you want activities, there are some great wind surfing and kite surfing locations in Croatia to take advantage of too. And one of the best is near Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula. Of course, Croatia is also famous for its islands and an island villa rental is an idyllic option.

More Information

You can find out more about Croatia Locations, Croatia Beaches, Croatia Restaurants and Things to Do in Croatia in our Croatia Info section and by checking out the Croatian National Tourist Board site.

Croatia became a complete member of the EU on 1st January 2023 by joining the Schengen Area and adopting the Euro as its currency! If you are planning a villa in Croatia for rent this coming summer here’s what you need to know about how this will affect your holiday.

New Croatia Villas…

We have added some very desirable new Croatian villas to our portfolio recently so do take a look around to see if any new additions would make the perfect Croatian villa for your holiday this year. Here are three new villas that have recently been added to our website but do ask us to recommend villas for you and we’ll happily do the ground work and suggest suitable villas for you to consider.

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